20% REDUCTION FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS MADE BEFORE 28 FEBRUARY 2019
Start 2019 by taking advantage of a New Year Special Offer from Fosters Solicitors.
From 1 January 2019, for a limited period, Fosters Solicitors' Wills, Trusts & Probate are offering a 20% reduction on our usual fees for preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney provided the appointment is made before 28 February 2019.
If you don't have them, making LPAs should be top of your list of priorities for 2019.
What Is An LPA?
An LPA enables you to choose who should make decisions about your property and finances and/or health and welfare if you ever become unable to make decisions for yourself. The people you choose are your Attorneys.
What types of LPA are available?
There are two kinds of LPA. Property & Finance and Health & Welfare. We advise having both as this gives your Attorneys the widest discretion as to the type of decisions they can make on your behalf.
Who can be an Attorney?
Anyone over the age of 18 who is not bankrupt and who has mental capacity. We recommend you choose someone you trust and who knows you well such as a relative or close friend. You can also choose a professional Attorney such as a solicitor.
Why do I need an LPA?
An LPA ensures you choose the people who can make decisions about your affairs in the future instead of leaving the decision in the hands of people who do not know you well. It also avoids the delays, increased costs and stress that can arise if you don't have an LPA in place.
Does an LPA have to be registered?
We strongly advise that you register your LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian as an LPA is not valid until it has been registered.
If you decide not to register the LPA or leave it to your Attorneys to register it if you lose capacity there will be a 6-10 week delay before the LPA can be used. In that time important decisions may need to be made and anyone doing so will not have the appropriate authority.
What if I do not have an LPA?
If you don't have an LPA and you become unable to deal with your own affairs, appointing someone to stand in your place, (known as a Deputyship) is cumbersome and costly.
In addition a Deputyship Order will generally only confer limited or specific authority on your Deputies. This means further applications may need to be made to deal with other aspects of your property and finances. The application could also be contested which, in turn, would impact on the timelines and incur costs for your Deputy. This could create difficulty and stress for you and your loved ones.
Making an LPA is far less expensive and gives you and your family immediate peace of mind.
Come and see us
We have an experienced, professional and friendly team of lawyers. We offer appointments at any of our offices or, if it is more convenient, at your home or other location. On Thursdays we are open until 7.00pm in our Norwich and Wymondham offices.
20% off our fees for the simultaneous preparation and registration of LPAs for all appointments made on or before 28 February 2019.